Oil of a young Maltese / Löwchen by Pietro Benvenuti (Italian, 1769 – 1844) from Hamshere Gallery
Oil on canvas of a young Maltese / Löwchen recumbent on a red cushion by Pietro Benvenuti (Italian, 1769 – 1844). Signed and dated top right “BENVENUTI PINXIT ROME =1792=”. Titled bottom left “CHERUBINA =II=”. Italian 1792.
Pietro Benvenuti was a master Italian neoclassical painter and is not generally known for his paintings of dogs, though “Cherubina II” painted in 1792 was clearly a commission whilst the artist was studying in Rome. But it was in Florence that he left his greatest legacy decorating some of the city’s finest buildings. Then there were court commissions form the Bonapartes and royal commissions from the Hapsburg-Lorraine dynasty such was Benvenuti esteem. His work can also be seen in some of the world’s most prestigious museums. It is said he was the significant painter of the early nineteenth century in Florence.
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